About

At Aryze, we’re deeply committed to increasing the quality of housing and of communities in Victoria, BC. We know fostering community is about more than simply building homes, which is why we aim to contribute to the built environment in a way that enhances your sense of space and place.

We’ve been building homes since 2006, and in that time we’ve had the honour of constructing some of the most beautiful living environments on Vancouver Island.

When we’re not doing that, you’ll find us experimenting with a fledgling coffee shop, building a floating tree in the middle of the Gorge Waterway and engaging in Victoria’s political conversations.

Our Team

Our journey as a home builder is reflected in each of our projects, and the collective experience of our team.

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Ryan Goodman
Principal, General Manager

Ryan is working to establish our firm as a new generation of developer and constructor. Overseeing operations, business strategy, marketing and finance, Ryan supports the Aryze team to deliver the most exceptional customer experience programs throughout the development, construction and sales process. He is also a director of Kinsol Timber Systems, a leading provider of architectural beamwork and ambitious Mass Timber installations across British Columbia. Ryan holds a BA (Economics) from Simon Fraser University and an MBA from the University of Victoria.

Ryan also serves on the Board of Directors of Pacifica Housing.

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Matthew Jardine
Principal, Construction Lead

For more than 18 years, Matty has been refining his craft as a master home builder, constructing custom living environments with some of the most celebrated architects across Canada. Serving as a member of Victoria’s Advisory Design Panel, Matty uses his years of experience to advise Council on the design merits of development plans and special projects throughout the City of Victoria. With a focus on progressive construction technologies, property acquisition and construction management, Matty provides leadership and oversight to the project management and construction teams and is intimately involved in each project delivered by Aryze.

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Luke Mari
Principal, Development Lead

With more than 15 years experience as an urban planner, Luke brings leadership and expertise to all aspects of Aryze’s development process, including site acquisition and planning, project financing, modelling and design, community consultation and municipal approvals. Luke is an advocate for diverse housing and works with the development team to advance innovative urban infill projects. Luke holds a Bachelor of Planning from the School of Environmental Planning University of Northern British Columbia and a diploma in Urban Land Economics from UBC. He’s also a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) and a Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP).

Luke also serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Victoria Housing Society.

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Katherine Davies
VP of Operations

Katherine has a PhD from the University of Victoria and a project management professional (PMP) designation, and collaborates with Ryan, Matty and Luke in organizing and overseeing the daily operations of the company. She serves as a board member for One Degree Forward, a Canadian charity focused on education, clean water and infrastructure in key Cambodian villages, and also supports local charity and neighbourhood initiatives.

Katherine ensures the business and projects are well-coordinated; manages Aryze’s procedures and processes; and safeguards and augments the efficiency of the company’s operations to facilitate accelerating development and long-term success.

Katherine is also a volunteer Project Manager at One Degree Forward.

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Divya Saleem
Director of Finance

Divya leads the financial analysis of Aryze’s projects and works in collaboration with Luke and the development team to test the building designs and unit mixes, and maintain proformas as necessary.

Divya holds a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation and an MCom from the University of Madras and is actively completing her Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. With 16+ years of experience in accounting and finance, Divya runs a tight ship as the head of finance at Aryze.

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Chris Quigley
Director of Development

Chris has an extensive and diverse background in real estate development. Over the past 15+ years, he has worked on projects throughout North America and Europe, including master-planned communities, affordable housing projects, brownfield redevelopment and specialty commercial/retail projects.

Chris holds a Master’s Degree in urban planning and design from Oxford Brookes University, an MA in Urban Economics from the University of Southampton and an Honors Degree in Geography from the University of Leeds. He is a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute as well as the Canadian Institute of Planners.

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Damian Clow
Director of Construction

Damian holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of PEI and has been involved in all aspects of high-rise and multi-family construction for the past 13+ years. His dynamic experience includes creating budgets for a wide range of concrete and wood frame residential multi-family projects, developing scopes of work, negotiating contracts and change orders, and using sales techniques to finalize trade contracts.

Damian’s construction experience, combined with multiple years as a competitive Alpine Ski coach, has shaped his skill set as a leading and innovative project manager and director. Damian knows that striving for efficiency, accountability, and the highest quality is paramount to a successful project.

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Melanie Ransome
Director of Communications & Engagement

Melanie leads the execution of all sales and marketing programs, as well as the community engagement strategy to advance developments through the approvals lifecycle.

Melanie brings extensive experience in developing and executing complex campaigns, bridging both big-picture strategy and detail-driven tactics. Working closely with the development team, Melanie will ensure the engagement, marketing, communications and sales strategies drive an efficient campaign through to project completion.

Careers

We’re on a mission to gather the best people and use our business to create healthy, beautiful places for our community to call home. Aryze is just that: a group of educated, experienced and skilled professionals working to create a new type of company; an integrated home builder, developer and urban planner built on a foundation of advocacy, innovation, and performance.

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Awards

Best Advertising Campaign
Georgie Awards Finalist

Project
Pearl Block

2020

Best Single Family Detached Custom Home Under 2,500 sqft
CARE Gold

Project
Better Not More

Shared with
Urbana Kitchens

2019

Best Website
CARE Silver

Project
aryze.ca

2019

Best Innovative Feature
CARE Gold

Project
Better Not More

2019

Best Contemporary Kitchen 200-250 sqft
CARE Silver

Project
Better Not More

Shared With
Urbana Kitchens

2019

Best New Home Design under 4,000 sqft
CARE Silver

Project
Better Not More

Shared With
Urbana Kitchens

2019

Best Residential Renovation or Restoration over $500,000
CARE Silver

Project
In The Zone

Shared With
Ryan Hoyt Designs

2019

Best Single-Family Home between 3,000-4500 sqft
CARE Silver

Project
King

2019

Best Residential Renovation or Restoration over $500,000
CARE Gold

Project
Norfolk Lodge

2019

Best Heritage Project
CARE Gold

Project
Norfolk Lodge

2019

Best Interior - Residential over 6,000 sqft
CARE Silver

Project
Norfolk Lodge

2019

Best Single Family Detached Custom Home Under 2,500 sqft
CARE Silver

Project
The OB

Shared With
Ryan Hoyt Designs

2019

Best Residential Renovation $300,000 and Over
Georgie Winner

Project
Two Sisters (222 Dallas)

2019

Best Residential Renovation $500,000 - $799,999
Georgie Winner

Project
Two Sisters (222 Dallas)

2018

Best Townhome Development
CARE Silver

Project
Frank

2017

Best Multi-Family / Townhouse Development (Infill)
CARE Silver

Project
Frank

2017

Best Traditional Kitchen Under 230 sqft
CARE Silver

Project
G-Unit

Shared with
Thomas Phillips Woodworking Mari Kushino Design

2017

Best Overall Marketing Campaign
CARE Silver

Project
Frank

2017

If you couldn’t tell by now, we’re pretty passionate about the built environment. Reach out if you'd like to connect; the coffee's on us.